Nigerian youths need to thank Idoma for allowing David Mark run for fifth term – Jerry Agada

Despite outcries from younger Nigerians that Senate President, David Mark should bow out of the National Assembly after over a decade, former minister of state for education, Professor Jerry Anthony Agada is of the opinion that Nigerians need to thank the Idoma people for giving them a ‘worthy’ son like Mark.

Agada also added that the endorsement of Mark by members of his senatorial district for fifth term was in favour of Nigerians.

Speaking with newsmen in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, the Orokam-born writer, who also doubles as a special assistant to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman, Adamu Mu’azu, said the presence of Mark at the national assembly had stabilized the nation’s democracy.

“The reason for the endorsement is that the much expected acrimonies that may arise as a result of cut-throat competition will be eliminated as far as PDP is concerned.

“Nigerians should appreciate us (Idoma) for consenting to give them David Mark, who is performing creditably well to keep the country united”, he said.

The ex-guber candidate in Benue State noted that those complaining about the long stay of Mark at the Senate were selfish individuals looking out for personal gains and not the interest of the people, stressing that many Nigerians craved for Mark’s continuity for the stability of the nation.

“What we want as Nigerians is a situation where our democracy can be sustained, a situation where development can be brought into the country and a situation where people will feel happy that things are going on very well. I think that is the representation that David Mark is giving to the country”, he added.

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